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April 30, 2018

Nursery Admissions - Part 3 of 3

That’s it, we’ve selected our nursery class! A mix of girls and boys and castes and ethnicities. But most importantly: they’re all so cute I want to wrap my arms around each of them and love them as long as I can until their teacher makes me stop because they have to go to nap time.

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April 26, 2018

Nursery Admissions - Part 2 of 3

I want you in our school, I want you in our school, I want you in our school. I’m sure you’ll be fine even if you don’t get in our school. I’m sure you’ll be taken care of and loved. I’m sure you’ll be educated and safe and empowered. Except I’m not sure of any of those things at all.

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April 23, 2018

Nursery Admissions - Part 1 of 3

Admissions makes me feel guilty and hopeful all at the same time. Guilty because every child deserves a quality education and yet we can’t take them all. But hopeful because by taking the neediest of the needy, we break the cycle of poverty: each child that we educate is a child that may have otherwise grown up illiterate, impoverished, and without the tools to advocate for themselves, but instead is growing up to be one of Nepal’s changemakers.

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April 20, 2018

Kalikot Takeover - Part 3 of 3

One day, I asked Tope what he was most proud of about Kopila Valley and he responded that “we give love and learning to people in Nepal regardless of their caste. All of the kids from different castes are living and learning together.”

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April 17, 2018

Kalikot Takeover - Part 2 of 3

A house this size can sleep up to 12 families. We crawled through the 3-foot high doors and inside the house is typically one room, with a firepit for cooking, a few pots and pans, and space for sleeping. Families are big in rural Nepal - a family of 8 sleeps in the picture here.

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